September Transportation Commission Meeting
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission will hold its meeting at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10 in the R.A. Ward Transportation Building, 200 N.E. 21st St. in Oklahoma City.
The official commission meeting will follow the presentation of the new, public electric vehicle charging stations to be held at 10:30 a.m. in ODOT's visitor parking lot (inclement weather will move the event inside).
Items to be addressed at the meeting include:
- Executive Director Mike Patterson will introduce District 8 Commissioner Robert A. "Bob" Peterson to the Commission. Peterson, of Tulsa, replaces Peter Regan, who resigned in August. Peterson will represent the northeast part of the state.
- The commission will be asked to consider adoption of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s proposed Eight-year Construction Work Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2019-2026, which contains the agency’s planned highway construction projects, and the Asset Preservation Plan for state Fiscal Years 2019-2022, which contains preventative maintenance projects designed to extend the life of highways and bridges.
- Commissioners will be asked to consider adoption of ODOT's updated County Improvements for Roads and Bridges construction work plan for state Fiscal Years 2019-2023. The plan contains major county road and bridge projects using state and federal funds.
- In addition, the Director will mention an autumnal Work Zone Awareness push with its partners the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority and Oklahoma Insurance Department featuring the #justdriveok teen anti-texting campaign. Also, commissioners will be briefed on the newly installed, public electric vehicle charging stations in ODOT's visitor parking lot. The department is the first state agency to have installed such stations in the Capitol Complex.
- Commissioners are expected to consider approval of two contracts in Garvin County: I-35 bridge rehabilitation over Short Creek near Paoli and US-77 bridge replacement near Pauls Valley. Also to be considered is a bridge rehabilitation and bank stabilization project on I-44 between I-235 and Western Ave. over the Deep Fork Creek in Oklahoma City.
The full agenda can be viewed at www.odot.org/meetings. The meeting is open to the public or can be viewed live online at www.ustream.tv/channel/odot-monthly-commission-meeting. The commission, an eight-member panel appointed by the governor to oversee the state’s transportation development, awards project contracts for road and bridge construction on a monthly basis.
If you have any questions about Monday’s meeting, call the ODOT Media and Public Relations office at 405-521-6000. Next month’s Oklahoma Transportation Commission meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1.
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